Santa Rosa: Home and Garden Show
The Sonoma County Home and Garden Show returns to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds this weekend, offering a one-stop shop for homeowners planning improvement projects. Dozens of exhibitors, vendors, specialists and contractors of all stripes will be on hand to offer solutions and ideas for both inside and outside the home.
Clint Harp, the dumpster diving, reclaimed wood-loving carpenter from HGTV’s show, “Fixer Upper,” will give special presentations at 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. For information visit sonomacountyhomeshow.com. 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa.
WINDSOR: Create a habitat garden
There is more to a garden than putting plants in the ground. Learn how to design an attractive garden taht also provides habitat for wildlife during a free workshop March 22 put on by Daily Acts.
The class will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. For location and information: 707-789-9664, dailyacts.org or on Facebook at Daily Acts.
PETALUMA: Prepare for your summer garden
The time for planting your summer garden is fast approaching. Pick up some helpful tips on how to grow great tomatoes, peppers and other vegetables from expert Steve Albert during a free workshop March 25 at the Petaluma Library put on by the Sonoma County Master Gardeners. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 100 Fairgrounds Drive. Sonomamastergardeners.org.
SONOMA AND SEBASTOPOL: Get help from ‘The Gopher Guy’
The man known as “The Gopher Guy” is making the rounds of garden centers, showing how to protect plants from underground thieves.
Gregg Crawford will appear at 10 a.m. March 18 at Sonoma Mission Gardens, 861 Craig Ave. (at Arnold Drive), Sonoma. He will move over to Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery in Sebastopol on March 25 from 10 a.m. to noon. Harmony is at 3244 Gravenstein Hwy. N. 823-9125.
ROHNERT PARK: Battling bugs
Learn how to manage a healthy garden without toxic pesticides during a free workshop March 25 at the Rohnert Park Library. The Sonoma County Master Gardeners will lay out the basics of Integrated Pest Management, breaking down the key parts including drip irrigation, compost and beneficial insects, all aimed at preventing pest problems in the first place. 6250 Lynne Conde Way, Rohnert Park. Sonomamastergardeners.org.
GLEN ELLEN: Rose expert at Quarryhill Garden
Well-known rose breeder Ping Lim will give a talk on what else but roses, at Quarryhill Botanical Garden in Glen Ellen March 25.
Ping was the Rose Research Director for Bailey Nurseries. During the past 17 years, Lim and his team have created more than 49 cultivars. The rosarian has also won three All-America Rose Selection Awards. Cost is $20, $15 for members. Space is limited. To purchase tickets call 707-996-3166. 12841 Hwy. 12, Glen Ellen. Quarryhillbg.org.
SONOMA: Worm compost workshop
Do you want to compost but don’t have the space for an outdoors pile? Let worms do the work for you.
Master Gardener Jennifer Roberts will lead a workshop March 18 at the Sonoma Valley Library on how to set up a composting worm bin to generate great organic soil broken down by worms. Roberts will cover the basics of setting up a worm box, as well as what to feed the worms and how to care for them. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 755 W. Napa St., Sonoma. Sonomamastergardeners.org.